Publication
Title
What's special about book editors? A bibliometric comparison of book editors and other Flemish researchers in the social sciences and humanities
Author
Abstract
This paper examines the bibliometric characteristics of book editors and non-editors, focussing on gender, career stage, number of publications and collaboration practices. The data consist of 8970 Flemish affiliated researchers with at least one publication between 2000 and 2011 in the comprehensive Flemish academic bibliometric database (VABB-SHW). The analysis shows that most book editors are established male researchers while most non-editors are non-established male researchers. Moreover, males are more likely to be editors than are females. Half of the established editors edit more than 1 book, in contrast to only a small number of non-established editors. Overall, book editors publish more than non-editors, but, when controlling for career stage, book editors publish even more book chapters and monographs than do non-editors. Although editors are highly collaborative while editing a book, no significant differences were found in the number of collaborative articles, monographs, book chapters and proceedings written by editors and non-editors.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PROCEEDINGS OF ISSI 2015 ISTANBUL: 15TH INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCIENTOMETRICS AND INFORMETRICS CONFERENCE
Source (book)
15th International Conference of the, International-Society-for-Scientometrics-and-Informetrics (ISSI) on, Scientometrics and Informetrics, JUN 29-JUL 04, 2015, Bogazici Univ, Bogazici Univ, Istanbul, TURKEY
Publication
Leuven : Int soc scientometrics & informetrics-issi, 2015
ISBN
978-975-518-381-7
Volume/pages
(2015), p. 778-783
ISI
000380499700115
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.09.2016
Last edited 08.11.2017
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